Clive Newton QC

Clive Newton practices in all aspects of Family Law, Education Law and General Common Law. He has been recommended as a leading silk in Chambers Directory.

Cases of Interest
Education Law and General Common Law
Recent cases include several applications for judicial review, claims for damages by aggrieved students against their universities and appearances in special educational needs and disability cases.
Cases include:
  • Chilab v King’s College London and Sewar 2013 2 Costs LR 191 (third party security for costs)
  • Chilab v KCL 2013 EWCA Civ 147 (appeal by student who alleged negligence and breach of contract by the defendant college)
  • R (LR) v FtT (HESC) and Herts CC (Costs) 2013 UKUT 0294 (important case on the applicable costs regime in the upper tribunal)
Child Abduction
Cases include:
  • P-J (Abduction Habitual Residence: Consent) [2009] 2 FLR 1051 (leading child abduction case)
Public Law Children
Very recent cases include representation of parents in fact finding proceedings involving serious injuries.
Reported decisions include:
  • K (A Child) 2013 EWCA 895 (important case for the proper construction of Article 15 of B2R)
  • MA v LB Camden & Others 2012 EWCA Civ 1340 (appeal against the dismissal of an application for revocation of a placement order)
  • JFM v Neath Port Talbot BC and others [2008] EWCA Civ 3 (represented a father accused of sexual abuse)
  • D(A Child) (Care Proceedings: Expert Evidence) [2010] 3 FCR 244 (represented local authority in the Court of Appeal)
  • Re B and Another (Children: Allegations of Sexual Abuse: Child’s Evidence) [2006] 2 FLR 1071 (represented the child by their guardian in the Court of Appeal)
  • Re B (Threshold Croteria: Fabricated Illness) [2004] 2 FLR 200 (represented local authority in case involving serious injury to the child)
  • Re M and R (Child Abuse: Evidence) [1996] 2 FLR 195 (important Court of Appeal decision on the correct approach to the welfare stage in care proceedings)
Private Law Children
Cases include:
  • F-K (A Child) [2005] EWCA Civ 155 (private law contact case representing mother suffering from PTSD)
Matrimonial Finance
Cases include:
  • G v G (Financial Provision: Equal Division) [2002] 1 FLR 1143 (big money finance case)
Professional Negligence
Cases include:
  • FNCB v Humberts [1995] 2 AER 673 (leading professional negligence case)
  • Jackson’s Matrimonial Finance and Taxation (5th, 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th (Current – Published January 2012) Editions)
  • Past regular contributor to the Solicitors Journal Child Law Bulletin
Appointments & Memberships
  • Member of the Family Law Bar Association
  • Oxford University MA (Oxon) Juris. (Ist Class Honours)
  • BCL (Oxon)
  • Scholar of Wadham College, Oxford
  • Astbury Scholar and Archibald Stafford Priseman

University Position
Clive Newton has been a lecturer in Law at Oriel College, Oxford since 1985